This unknown 7-seater SUV, at a SEAT Ateca price and with an ECO label, wants to be the definitive purchase


When we think of buying a 7-seater car, comfortable and suitable for the whole family, large amounts of money inevitably come to mind. But luckily for our pockets there are firms like DFSK, an unknown Chinese manufacturer that offers the DFSK 580, or what amounts to the same thing, a 7-seater SUV but at the price of SEAT Ateca wants to be the definitive purchase. The best of all? That can be ours for 24,995 euros from the hand of the ECO label.

And surely you are wondering if the Chinese SUV has a trick, but the truth is that no. Thus, DFSK, which has been operating in Spain for many years, wants to break into the SUV segment in style by offering a 7-seater car that is far from its main rivals, such as the Kia Sorento, the SEAT Tarraco and the Hyundai Santa Fe, models that imply an extra outlay of almost 10,000 euros and even more.

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This is the DFSK 580, a 7-seater SUV that can be ours for less than 25,000 euros

Although it is true that aesthetically it can tell us rather little, the charm of the DFSK 580 resides in its value for money. And it is that in addition to being offered in a 7-seater configuration from the hand of a gigantic trunk, the Chinese SUV sports the DGT ECO label on the windshield, a hallmark that requires us to pay considerably more in many other brands.


This is achieved through bi-fuel mechanics, or what is the same, the combination of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine supercharged by turbo producing 146 hp and 210 Nm of torque with a LPG tank. To this we must add an automatic CVT-type gearbox, a reliable and low-maintenance transmission but that does not shine for its behavior, making it clear from 0 to 100 in 11.4 seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h.

What it does stand out in is generous standard equipment already in the Luxury finish, which is established as the option of access. This is made up of elements such as an 11-inch touch screen with connection to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, LED lights, sunroof, keyless access and start, rear parking camera, GPS, 7 seats and speed control, among others.

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The DFSK 580 in What car do I buy?

However, Is there really any plausible alternative to DFSK 580? To find out we can go to What car do I buy?the Diariomotor comparator where we will find the largest offer not only of new cars, but also secondhand.

This is how we discovered that an attractive option for our protagonist could be the Dacia Jogger, a model that can end up in our garage. for 21,800 euros in a 7-seater configuration. Another option could be the Renault Grand Scenic, a model that implies a higher outlay, specifically of 29,145 euros. And if we already want to go to more well-known brands like SEAT and get hold of the Tarraco, we must know that the price to pay amounts to 33,660 euros.

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